Study UK: Preparing for Work
Duration 2 weeks
Weekly study 3 hours
Digital upgrade Free
Learn how to identify your strengths and use them in your career
In the last ten years, more than two million international students have graduated from UK higher education programmes. To help them get the most out of their UK qualification, the British Council have developed this course to provide international graduates with the employability skills and knowledge to navigate the global employment market and successfully apply for new job opportunities.
If you are a UK alumnus, this course will enable you to devise a career plan and prepare for work after graduation. You will also learn how to communicate your skills and strengths to potential employers.
What topics will you cover?
Week 1- Getting ready
- Identifying your skills and setting goals
- Choosing the right job
- Networking and building relationships
Week 2- The job application process
- Writing clear CVs and covering letters which communicate your skills
- Handling job interviews
- Getting ready for day one at work
When would you like to start?
Most FutureLearn courses run multiple times. Every run of a course has a set start date but you can join it and work through it after it starts. Find out more
Who is the course for?
This course is for those who are entering the workplace for the first time, or re-entering the workforce, after having studied for a UK university degree level (or higher) qualification. The course will focus on the skills needed to navigate the transition from studying to working.
Who will you learn with?
The British Council is on the ground in six continents and over 100 countries connecting the best of UK culture with a global audience and providing high-quality English language courses.
Study UK is a global campaign that promotes the UK as the first-choice study destination to international students and their influencers. It is the UK’s only national-level campaign that showcases the UK’s outstanding higher education offering.
British Council are offering everyone who joins this course a free digital upgrade, so that you can experience the full benefits of studying online for free. This means that you get:
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